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Name: Claire L. Sahlin, PhD
Title:  Professor/Director of Women's Studies
Department: Women's Studies Program
Phone:     940-898-2255
Email address: mailto:csahlin@mail.twu.edu
Web Page: http://www.twu.edu/downloads/ws/Sahlin_Vitae_March_2008.pdf
Description of research activities: Dr. Sahlin's research examines controversies about women prophesying in the later Middle Ages through an analysis of treatises and sermons about Birgitta of Sweden, a visionary writer who claimed the authority of divine inspiration.  Her work interprets theological writings about Birgitta within the context of late-medieval preoccupation with spiritual discernment, i.e. the art of distinguishing authentic revelation from diabolical delusion.  
Keywords: Women and prophecy, women's spirituality in the later Middle Ages, Birgitta of Sweden.

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